Sonali Mukherjee

The author is an intern with BW HOTELIER.

Latest Articles By Sonali Mukherjee

Budget 2021: What do hoteliers want?

As the date for the announcement of Budget 2021 arrives closer, one question surfaces every mind. Will this budget bring respite to the hospitality sector that has been side-lined for long? BW HOTELIER speaks with leading hoteliers, Param Kannampilly, the Chairman & Managing Director, The Fern Hotels & Resorts, Satyen Jain, CEO, Pride Hotels Ltd. and Vineet Verma, MRICS, Executive Director & CEO, Brigade Hospitality to learn about their expectations from the upcoming budget.

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Need a budget to embolden domestic tourism in India

Progressing the discussion further on Budget 2021, BW HOTELIER interacted with another set of travel trade and tourism leaders to get a glimpse of their budgetary expectations. As the coming days will see the travel and tourism sector depend on domestic tourism, all the leaders want the motto of 'Make in India' to be bolstered with the necessary inputs from Budget 2021. Read on to know more about their Budget expectations.

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Budget 2021: Expectations of the hospitality sector

BW HOTELIER held an online pre-budget panel discussion with hospitality veterans on ‘How to Get Business and Economy Back’. We bring you a synopsis of the ideas put forth in the discussion.

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A healthier lifestyle with Ayurvedic super food products from Namhya

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In an era where people are usually driven by their urge to gorge on fast food and catch up with the fast-moving life, the emergence of ready to consume healthy food products seems an aberration. However, beating the odds, Ridhima, the founder of Namhya Foods, carved a niche by introducing a range of Ayurvedic ready to eat food products to the market.

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Give a budget that saves tourism…

As we get closer to Budget 2021, BW HOTELIER connected with the travel trade and tourism leaders to understand their budgetary expectations. One thing that echoed in each conversation was a resounding need to pay the deserved attention to this segment as far as the allocation of funds is concerned. Apart from that, the critical aspect of waiving off TCS, allocating funds for tapping the dormant potential of island tourism, infrastructure development, and more surfaced in the discussion. Read on to learn what the leaders have in mind regarding Budget 2021.

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Hotels will depend on occupancy levels, but F&B will be a significant driving factor towards revenues: Amaan Kidwai

When the lockdown had closed doors to movement, ITC Gardenia was amongst one of those hotels that adapted to the need of the hour and provided the guests much-desired safety in their room. In conversation with BW HOTELIER, Amaan Kidwai, General Manager, ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru shared his views on the prospect of staycations, alternate methods of generating revenue, and future trends to be spotted in 2021 in the hospitality industry.

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A discerning guest is willing to pay a premium for quality services: Amitabh Rai

The Ritz Carlton Bangalore is embracing change by offering tailor-made services that prioritise health and safety of guests and staff. In an attempt to understand the hospitality sector's scenario at the revival stage, BW HOTELIER spoke with Amitabh Rai, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore.

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Cloud Kitchens, the changing face of F&B and profitability

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In conversation with BW HOTELIER, four cloud kitchens in Mumbai (Thaiphoon, Out Of Pao, Missus Sippi, and One Tight Wrap) share more on their offerings, tie-ups with food aggregators, and the future of cloud kitchens. We bring to you part 2 of the feature.

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Cloud Kitchens: New face of F&B in 2020

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When the COVID-19 pandemic grabbed the globe in its clutches in 2020, restaurants and hotels came to a standstill. In this period, four newcomers, Thaiphoon, Out Of Pao, Missus Sippi, and One Tight Wrap, entered Mumbai's F&B market with a new cloud kitchen concept. BW HOTELIER got in touch with these new-age cloud kitchens to get an insight into their functioning. We are presenting part 1 of the two-part feature.

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